Marion Castell

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BACKGROUND Training programs are commonly viewed as an effective way to improve breastfeeding-related practices of health professionals. The objective of this study was to determine whether a 3-day training program for maternity ward professionals was followed by an increase in duration of any breastfeeding. METHODS A before-and-after study was conducted(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate whether a 3-day training program for health professionals was followed by changes in maternity ward practices and in the rate of exclusive breastfeeding. METHODS A retrospective study in the maternity ward of a French university hospital involved two cross-sectional samples of 323 mother-infant pairs in 1997 and 324 in 2000. (More)
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